Public lecture: Integrated Care – A Novel Approach to Manage (Cardiovascular) Conditions and Reimagining Care 

The Caring Futures Institute, Flinders University, is hosting a public lecture that will explore integrated care approaches to managing cardiovascular conditions.

Caring Futures Institute researcher and Leo J Maher Cardiovascular Nursing Chair Dr Jeroen Hendriks will present Integrated Care – A Novel Approach to Manage (Cardiovascular) Conditions and Reimagining Care on 29 June from 5.30 – 7pm.

Host: Prof Alison Kitson, Vice President & Executive Dean, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University

When: 5.30pm Monday 29 June 2020

Where: Online event. Event link will be emailed 5 days prior to the event.

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About the lecture

The prevalence of people with multiple chronic conditions has emerged and is still increasing. Care has become more complex and the burden on the health care system has increased rapidly.

Important questions have come up such as: How can we maintain sustainable care delivery? Can high demand and complex care be appropriately delivered by one single health care professional? What is the role of the patient in the care process? And how can technology support both the health care professional as well as the patient?

The concept of integrated care has been recognised as a suitable approach to manage patients with chronic conditions, fusing indispensable fundamentals within the approach. Implementation of such an approach requires significant re-design of health care and daily practice, but also provides challenges and opportunities.

This has been proved by the recent COVID-19 pandemic, that disrupted normal life for all of us, but also showed the rapid implementation of technology and infrastructure to maintain delivery of care remotely whilst keeping patients out of hospital preventing them from potential risk of infection.

In this public lecture Prof Hendriks will introduce his role as the Leo J Mahar Cardiovascular Nursing Chair and answer the questions raised above by explaining the concept of integrated care, and how the fundamentals are needed to form the approach.

Come on the journey to reimagining care!

Prof Jeroen Hendriks

About Professor Jeroen Hendriks

Professor Hendriks, RN, MSc, PhD holds the inaugural Leo J Mahar Cardiovascular Nursing Chair at the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University and the Department of Cardiology, Royal Adelaide Hospital. In this clinical academic role, he aims to support joint research endeavours between Flinders University and the Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN).

Dr. Hendriks is an Academic Nurse and Health Scientist and has expertise in the field of redesigning healthcare. His major interest is integrated care in chronic cardiac conditions – in particular, cardiac arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation (AF). The body of his research is focused on the implementation and evaluation of integrated care in AF and the translation of this approach into chronic cardiovascular conditions, and the consequent redesign of health care and clinical practice.

Dr Hendriks holds a Future Leader Fellowship from the Heart Foundation of Australia and is the President for the Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association in South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Read more about Prof Hendriks’ TeleCheck-AF project a mobile phone app that remotely monitors patients’ heart rate and rhythm

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